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Selma, Alabama, now abortion-free as illegal abortion facility shuts down

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The historic city of Selma, Alabama — a battleground during the Civil Rights Movement — is now reportedly abortion-free, after pro-lifers confirmed that abortionist, Samuel Lett, has ceased abortions in his illegal abortion facility. The abortion practice has been transformed into a weight-loss center.

Under Alabama law, medical centers that commit 10 or more abortions each month must be licensed as an abortion facility. Investigations into the Central Alabama Women’s Clinic, which was operated by Lett, revealed that the center was committing more than the allotted amount.

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Central Alabama Women’s Clinic

Leaders from CEC For Life, Operation Rescue, Life Legal Defense Foundation, the National Black Prolife Coalition, and Created Equal have been working to raise awareness on Lett’s illegal and unethical abortion practices for nearly two years.

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“We are thankful that Dr. Lett has ceased abortions in Selma, as we know that this same kind of under-the-radar, illegal activity led to the horrors we saw in Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia clinic,” said Fr. Terry Gensemer, director of CEC For Life.

Although Lett has halted abortions, the coalition is requesting state authorities to take further action against Lett’s other illegal and unethical practices.

“It took teamwork to drive abortions out of Selma,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “This was a fine example of what can be accomplished with the spirit of unity and cooperation.

“We will continue to work together and push for complete assurance from the state that illegal abortion is dealt with in Alabama,” Newman said.

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